Funcom announced today Conan Exiles, a new open world survival game set in the Conan the Barbarian universe.
The game, announced with a teaser trailer, two pre-alpha screenshots and a piece of lovely artwork (which you can enjoy at the bottom of the post), will be released on Steam Early Access this Summer, and then will get a full launch “on both PC and console to follow.”
“You are an exile, one of thousands cast out to fend for themselves in a barbaric wasteland swept by terrible sandstorms and besieged on every side by enemies. Here you must fight to survive, build and dominate.
Hungry, thirsty and alone, your very first battle is that against the harsh environment. Grow crops or hunt animals for food. Harvest resources to build weapons and tools. Build a shelter to survive. Ride across a vast world and explore alone, or band together with other players to build entire settlements and strongholds to withstand fierce invasions.
When strong enough, march forth into battle and wage war against your enemies as you fight to dominate the exiled lands. Sacrifice enemy players on the altars of the gods and shift the balance of power your way. Unleash your fury in savage, fast-paced combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.”
Conan Exiles is defined as “first and foremost” a multiplayer game that can be played on both public and private servers, but it will also feature a single player mode.
Funcom Creative Director Joel Bylos accompanied the press release with a comment:
“There is no better setting for an open-world survival game than the world of Conan. Hyboria is a harsh and unforgiving land where only the strongest can survive while the weak are swiftly cut down. Whether it is hunting animals for food, fighting monsters and other players, or building entire settlements, we want to make sure players feel like they are really fighting to survive and prosper in the most brutal fantasy world ever.”
Conan Properties CEO Fredrik Malmberg also commented:
“What Funcom is doing with ‘CONAN EXILES’ is capturing the essence of Conan and his world. The fight for survival in Conan’s savage world has been chronicled in comics, movies, and novels, and now you too will get to experience the same struggle to achieve domination over the exiled lands.”
This definitely isn’t the first time for Funcom to delve into the Conan universe. Their MMORPG Age of Conan was definitely a lot of fun in its heyday. You can check out the assets below.